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ART & DESIGN

Annette Abolins - portfolio of works

Hello :) - I am an artist, illustrator and designer, living and working on the East coast of Australia. On this site you can see examples of my work, spanning across traditional and digital media.

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Exhibition Opening Oct 12: Five Colours Blue

Posting on the eve of hanging our art group's upcoming exhibition: Five Colours Blue, which will

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Recent Artworks

Series of detailed pen & ink drawings and digital paintings, set in dreamlike ocean scenes. Part of the Five Colours Blue exhibition, on show at The Art House: October 8-30.

Series of detailed pen & ink drawings and digital paintings, set in dreamlike ocean scenes. Part of the Five Colours Blue exhibition, on show at The Art House: October 8-30.

Portrait drawings by Annette Abolins
painting of a woman falling through a wave past totemlike faces in the ocean - by Annette Abolins
Spiral
painting of a woman sleeping on a humpback whale as she is carried safely through the ocean
Whale Dreaming
painting of a woman with flowing hair and an orca
Tranquil meeting
painting of a woman in the ocean surrounded by blue waves and whales
Rejuvenation
Ink drawings by Annette Abolins
Pen and ink drawing depicting life spinning out of control
Maelstrom
Detailed pen and ink drawing of a woman being carried through the ocean by a humpback whale
Whale Dreaming
Pen and Ink Drawing of an orca guiding a woman with flowing hair and closed eyes
Seeking Solace
Detailed pen & ink drawing of woman rising up through water with an orca
Rejuvenation
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GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN

View examples of recent work by clicking on the gallery links below. More in portfolio.

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PORTRAITS IN OIL

Like the waxing and waning phases of the Moon, light moves across our faces. We mirror ourselves in others; seeking similarities, differences and a sense of belonging.

These paintings explore faces from young to old, through the play of light and a monochromatic palette mixing shades of blue.
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five portraits of faces from young to old in blue hues
Five portraits in oil with subjects from young to old
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Ink on paper

These pen and ink drawings are inspired by my love of the ever changing ocean and majestically beautiful tall ships, where safe passage is in the hands of the wind, the waves and the deep blue sea.

These pen and ink drawings are inspired by my love of the ocean and ships, no doubt inherited from the many seafaring folk in my family. I am fascinated and drawn to tales of majestically beautiful tall ships and the ever changing oceans, where safe passage is in the hands of the wind, the waves and the deep blue sea.

Crossing - pen and ink drawing by Annette Abolins
Crossing
Seeking Refuge - Pen and ink - Annette Abolins 2015
Seeking Refuge
At the Helm - pen and ink - Annette Abolins 2015
At the Helm
Learning the Ropes - pen and ink by Annette Abolins
Learning The Ropes
Setting Sail - pen and ink - Annette Abolins 2015
Setting Sail
Fellow Travellers - pen and ink - Annette Abolins 2015
Fellow Travellers
Aloft - pen and ink - Annette Abolins 2015
Aloft
Garnet Hill - Pen and ink - Annette Abolins
Garnet Hill
Onboard James Craig - pen and ink Annette Abolins
Onboard James Craig
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Portraits in ink & charcoal

Portrait drawings in charcoal, ink, pencil and oil; studies looking at capturing the essence of character and expression.

Portrait drawings in charcoal, ink, pencil and oil; studies looking at capturing the essence of character and expression. Subjects include actors, musicians, friends and family members; where some of the examples below are quick sketches and others more detailed drawings.

Ink drawing by Annette Abolins
Aragorn - Ink on Paper
Charcoal drawing by Annette Abolins
Johnny Cash - Charcoal
Charcoal drawing by Annette Abolins
Johnny Depp - Charcoal Drawing
Ink drawing by Annette Abolins
Nicolas Cage - Ink on Paper
Charcoal and ink on board - Annette Abolins
Noey - Charcoal & Ink on Board
Charcoal drawing by Annette Abolins
Grandma Von - Charcoal Drawing
Charcoal and pencil drawing
Professor McGonnagle - Charcoal
Charcoal drawing by Annette Abolins
Diamanda Galas - Pencil & Charcoal
Ink drawing by Annette Abolins
Sherlock - Ink on Paler
Oil sketch on board - Annette Abolins
Willem Dafoe - Oil on Board
Ink drawing by Annette Abolins
The Godfather - Ink on Paper
Pencil and Charcoal drawing by Annette Abolins
Anthony Hopkins - Pencil & Charcoal
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Tarot & Playing Cards

I have been fascinated by and drawn to cards for as long as I can remember. Paying homage to the notion that every deck is a portable treasure box filled with stories., I truly enjoy the journey of designing and illustrating tarot & playing cards.

I have been fascinated by and drawn to cards for as long as I can remember. Paying homage to the notion that every deck is a portable treasure box filled with stories., I truly enjoy the journey of designing and illustrating tarot & playing cards. With ink, colour and imagination, I tell stories and bring characters to life.

Tarot deck custom illustrated by Annette Abolins
Nine Lives Tarot
illustrated playing cards inspired by tarot by Annette Abolins
Nine Lives Playing Cards
Lumina - red colour version of custom playing cards with bright faces by Annette Abolins
VIZAĜO Lumina - Red
Lumino - blue colour version of custom playing cards with bright faces by Annette Abolins
VIZAĜO Lumino - Blue
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Discover More

Check out the news section where you will find work in progress updates, new releases, special offers and articles about art & inspiration. You can also read about recent art shows and a little artist background ... or reach out on the contact page, where I am always happy to hear from you!

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